CALHOUN, Ga. -- Gordon County remains under a state of emergency following Wednesday's storms.

Eight people were hurt when a tornado touched down in Calhoun.

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Two-year-old Zane MacFarland and his 79-year-old great-grandmother Betty Stewart were violently thrown when their house was blown apart.

"Those were the two worst injuries out of all of them," said Gordon County Emergency Management Director Richard Cooper. "She had a lot worse injuries than he did."

Both were taken to Erlanger hospitals in Chattanooga. The boy was smiling and doing well Thursday, but his great-grandmother remained in critical condition. She is expected to survive.

Cooper said search and rescue teams have gone out three times to check for anyone else who may be hurt in Calhoun.

"They're going door to door and checking every residence they can," he said.


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